17
Jul
2019

Danny Garcia admits welterweight move should have happened sooner

WBC 25/06/2015

Danny Garcia predicts that In his next fight against former world champion, Paulie Malignaggi, on August 1st people will again see the aggressive fighter who conquered the WBC super lightweight championship, defeating Erik Morales.

“Losing weight was affecting me in my last few bouts. I believe it would have been better if I’d climbed to welterweight right after the fight with Mathysse´s fight,” commented Danny.
He defeated Lucas Martín Matthysse by decision in September 2013, in Las Vegas. It was one of his biggest victories, but after it he had problems weighing inside the 140 lib. limit

” I was big for that division. As super lightweight I never faced a bigger or taller opponent. I was a big fighter with problems at that limit. As a welter you will see an athletic Danny Garcia with more boxing skills. When you have problems with the weight you are slower so I had to put pressure on my rivals looking for the KO, as I wasn’t able to box them anymore. I didn’t have a choice any more.”

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